Jatropha curcas 50 seeds Barbados nut or Physic nut is a perennial poisonous shrub (normally up to 5 m high belonging to the Euphorbiaceae or spurge family. It is an uncultivated non-food wild-species. The plant, originating in Central America, whereas it has been spread to other tropical and subtropical countries as well and is mainly grown in Asia and in Africa, where it is known as Pourghère. It is used as a living fence to protect gardens and fields from animals. It is resistant to a high degree of aridity (it can be planted even in the desert) The seeds contain 27-40% oil  (average: 34.4% ) that can be processed to produce a high-quality biodiesel fuel, usable in a standard diesel engine. Leaves: large green to pale-green leaves. Flowers: more female flowers yield more seeds Fruits : fruits are produced in winter, or there may be several crops during the year if soil moisture is good and temperatures are sufficiently high. Seeds: the seeds are mature when the capsule changes from green to yellow. Jatropha curcas seedsCultivation is uncomplicated. Jatropha curcas grows in tropical and subtropical regions. The plant can grow in wastelands and grows on almost any terrain, even on gravelly, sandy and saline soils. It can thrive in poor and stony soils, although new research suggests that the plant's ability to adapt to these poor soils is not as extensive as had been previously stated. Complete germination is achieved within 9 days. Adding manure during the germination has negative effects during that phase, but is favorable if applied after germination is achieved. It is usually propagated by cuttings as this yields faster results than multiplication by seeds. The flowers only develop terminally (at the end of a stem), so a good ramification (plants presenting many branches) produces the greatest amount of fruits. Another productivity factor is the ratio between female and male flowers within an inflorescence (usually about 1 female to 10 male flowers - more female flowers mean more fruits). Jatropha curcas thrives on a mere 250 mm (10 in) of rain a year, and only during its first two years does it need to be watered in the closing days of the dry season. Ploughing and planting are not needed regularly, as this shrub has a life expectancy of approximately forty years. The use of pesticides and other polluting substances are not necessary, due to the pesticidal and fungicidal properties of the plant. PACKAGEOF10 SEEDS, the seedswere took this season, The shipping is $1.99 flat rate,For aditional seeds on the same order the shippingis free, just $1.99 dollar for the whole package, We have a lot of extremely rare cactus if you want something rare let me know and I will listing for you. Questions? feel free to email me.Check out my other items! or visit my eCRATER store EXOTICCACTUSCOLLECTIONfor more rare cactus, succulents and seeds.On Jul-09-09 at 21:09:34 PDT, seller added the following information: Sellers: Delight buyers. Get your own map of past buyers. Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.